What to Know About
the HFC Phasedown
Do you know about the new HFC phasedown
in the U.S., and how it could impact commercial building owners and property
managers over the next 15 years?
This blog article will cover what you
need to know about the new HFC phasedown for commercial HVAC, including what
the phasedown schedule looks like and how to prepare.
What is the AIM Act
and its HFC Phasedown Schedule?
Enacted in December 2020, the American
Innovation and Manufacturing (AIM) Act is a new HFC phasedown law in the U.S. that
sets forth a 15-year phasedown of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).
HFCs are primarily used as refrigerants
in refrigeration and air-conditioning (AC) systems but are also used as other
products such as foam-blowing agents, aerosols, and solvents.
HFC refrigerants have been used as a
replacement for ozone-depleting refrigerants like R-22. But now HFCs are
under a phasedown of their own.
In fact, January 1, 2022, marked the
beginning of the HFC phasedown. Per the AIM Act, HFC refrigerants are
phased-down in a stepwise manner in accordance with the phasedown schedule in
Popular HFC refrigerants, such as
R-410A, R-407C, and R-134a, used in various types of commercial HVAC systems
will be impacted over time. Building owners and property managers across the
greater Atlanta area should take note.
How Could Building
Owners and Property Managers Be Impacted?
While there is no requirement to stop
using HFC refrigerants, this phasedown makes preventative maintenance for
commercial HVAC equipment, such as split systems, packed units, and chillers,
even more important.
In fact, as the HFC phasedown schedule
matures with steeper reductions from the baseline, servicing and repairing
commercial HVAC equipment with HFCs could become more costly.
Thus, regular maintenance and upkeep on
commercial HVAC systems with regulated HFCs is crucial. That's where Estes
Services comes in. We are here to help you as we enter the third refrigerant
Prepare for the HFC
Phasedown with Estes Services
Estes Services offers customized commercial HVAC services to help meet the
needs of your business throughout the HFC phasedown.
In fact, we offer commercial HVAC repair services for Atlanta
commercial building owners and property managers to help them improve HVAC
system efficiency, maintain effective performance, and extend service life.
Our team of trained commercial HVAC
technicians is here to ensure that your commercial HVAC equipment is properly
maintained. That's why our commercial HVAC installation and repairs are of the
Whatever you need throughout the HFC
phasedown, Estes Services has you covered. Protect your commercial HVAC
investment by scheduling commercial service today.